Posted on July 1, 2011
Weather and Wimbledon caught dance twitterers’ attention this week.
The Royal Ballet’s Federico Bonelli was hoping to watch the tennis live:
He got in. Other dancers, such as “Strictly Come Dancing”’s Darren Bennett, were trying to keep up with the scores:
DB_Dance: How’s Andy doing? I’m out and about and can’t get the the results from Wimbledon.
Fellow “Strictly” star Ian Waite could tell him:
Choreographer Hofesh Shechter joined Twitter this week, and plunged straight into the tennis:
HofeshShechter: Long first day- most importantly trying to get home to see Nadal beating del potro!
He did find time to discuss his own work:
HofeshShechter: 5am start today and din’t manage to do half what i wanted. too ambitious or too stupid… or both. will try earlier tomor see what happens..
HofeshShechter: Did the new clubbing bit. Shockingly exciting. Small thing- don’t have a beginning yet. Small detail.
Choreographer and Rambert director has also been hard at work this week, creating his new work:
MarkPBaldwin: last touches of choreography to Seven For A Secret, Never To Be Told ..squuezing it out, such a reief to make something after 2 years break.
Rambert’s dancers, meanwhile, were performing al fresco outside St Paul’s Cathedral, a brave move in a week that went from heatwave to cloudburst:
MarkPBaldwin: Tues; London City St Pauls performances, 4 movements of Eternal Light today 1.30pm, 7.20pm. Thomsin Gulgec’s last show with Rambert.. sob
Rambert reported the performance, and the weather:
The Ballet Bag asked followers what dance they hoped to see on DVD:
(cont’d) Most mentioned were: Onegin (Stuttgart & RB), Vikharev reconstructions, Ratmansky (Bright Stream, LHHorse, Dnieper).. #DVDwishlist
… RB fans would love more MacMillan & Ashton short ballets while modern crowd wants Forsythe, Lightfoot Leon & Kylian #DVDwishlist
#DVDwishlist & to wrap up, companies most often mentioned in our poll: ABT, NYCB (Balanchine! Robbins!), RDB, Stuttgart, DNB, Mariinsky, RB
Other dance fans were watching the BBC Four documentary “The Incredible Thing About Contemporary Dance”:
LuPiquero: Note to people watching BBC4 Dance doc: Laban are not the only ones teaching choreology, and dance teachers aren’t always that weird 😛
Finally, American Ballet Theatre star José Manuel Carreño gave his farewell performance with the company. His colleagues were out in force to say goodbye:
Twitterers in the audience reported: